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Important history of Peru

ZARATE, Augustin de.
Histoire de la découverte et de la conquête du Perou.
Paris, Compagnie des Libraires, 1742. 2 volumes. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of Peru, and 11 (of 13) engraved plates (of which one folding). Contemporary calf.
€ 500
One of the most valuable works on the history of the discovery and conquest of Peru. Augustin de Zarate (1504-1560), sent out to examine into the financial affairs of Peru, remained there several years, making notes and collecting material for the present History. He had access to the best official sources of information, and his work is the foundation for later works on the subject. The original Spanish edition was published at Antwerp, 1555, the first French translation appeared at Amsterdam, 1700.
Binding slightly rubbed; old owners manuscript entry on first fly-leaf; 2 plates lacking; some staining. With the bookplate of H.H. Jonkers.
Alden & Landis 742/218; JCB 723; Rene-Moreno 784; Sabin 106265; Palau 379644; cf. Cox II, pp. 251-2; this edition not in Chadenat.
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